10 Apr 2012

upset the inkpot

Gentleman- You know perfectly well the human body soaks up rain like a sponge. Put your raincoat on.

(they each put a black gabardine raincoat)

Lady- Why are these gabardines so black? Once they were green, or yellow, I forget.

Gentleman- I upset the inkpot over them. Even with the pumice stone, I couldn't get the stains out. Then, so they wouldn't be noticed, i gave both the coats a complete soaking in ink. Perhaps it's because of these gabardines that everything looks to you so dark, so black.

(the lady & the gentleman open their umbrellas, also black, they are both trotting along & sheltering from the rain)